REPORT: Liquor board goes after Trump hotel with bizarre grievance
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Donald Trump is president, but is he fit to run a bar?
A Washington, D.C., liquor board will consider that question Wednesday after a group of city residents complained that the owner of the Trump International Hotel fails the “good character” test required of anyone who wants to sell wine, beer or spirits in the city.
The article goes on to state the following:
In their grievance to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board, the group presented a litany of what they say are Trump’s moral failures, calling him a liar, a fraudster and a racist who associates with criminals.
The hotel, just blocks from the White House, opened in 2016 and has become a hangout for administration aides and Trump loyalists. The president himself, who does not drink, has appeared at major fundraisers there, and his campaign has spent thousands of dollars on events. Foreign governments, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are frequent patrons, too. In 2017 and 2018, Kuwait’s ambassador to the U.S. booked the hotel for galas to celebrate the anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule.
Yanking the hotel’s liquor license would put a serious dent in its events business, including weddings and fundraisers. The hotel’s steakhouse, BLT Prime, and the lobby’s popular Benjamin Bar and Lounge — mocked by locals for serving wine by the spoonful — operate under a separate license that isn’t targeted by the current complaint. But both could be hit if the case goes forward, because they, like the hotel, have liquor licenses held by Trump Old Post Office LLC, which in turn is owned by the president.
It’s too soon to say whether local leaders — all of them appointed by the city’s Democratic mayor — will revoke the license; the alcohol control board on Wednesday will decide whether to start that process by recommending a review. But the challenge is just the latest attempt at resistance in a city in which Trump won only about 4 percent of the vote.
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DC Liquor Board to decide whether President Trump passes ‘good character’ test required for hotel to sell alcohol. Kind of harassment that will likely intensify; in hindsight, predictable for GOP president with widespread business interests. From Politico: https://t.co/b8mHAK0ShU pic.twitter.com/yWAjCak2CT
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 12, 2018
Bonus: Note that lawyer representing residents trying to pull Trump Hotel liquor license also represents Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS. Interconnected world. https://t.co/X95R7LVCQl pic.twitter.com/ZE0wC3HYXP
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 12, 2018
This is priceless.
A group of residents is complaining in Washington D.C. that “Trump International Hotel” shouldn’t have a liquor license because the POTUS fails the “good character” test required of anyone who wants to sell wine, beer or spirits in the city.
Do you agree?
— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) September 12, 2018
Reminder: TODAY at 1 p.m. DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration reviews complaint seeking to revoke Trump Hotel DC’s liquor license because of concerns about @realDonaldTrump‘s character. https://t.co/EkLm7BILAp pic.twitter.com/cdk6MgyrTV
— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) September 12, 2018
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A D.C. liquor board will consider today whether the Trump International Hotel should be allowed to sell alcohol after a group of residents complained that Trump fails the “good character” test required of anyone who wants to sell booze in the city.https://t.co/TUmvNFgMlL
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 12, 2018
DC liquor board to evaluate if Trump can keep liquor license at Trump International Hotel https://t.co/mRdYWM4Zx4
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 12, 2018
.@JoelMartinRubin takes a look at unprecedented topic on today’s DC alcohol board agenda: Will Trump International Hotel lose its #liquor license because its owner, the president, has bad character? Stay tuned. https://t.co/9fHULVMuRc via @usatoday @usatodayopinion
— Jill Lawrence (@JillDLawrence) September 12, 2018
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) September 12, 2018
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